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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Oct 31, 2007 6:55am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How does one know it is public?

The problem with this request is that it is the lack of documentation that often makes a film public domain.

For example,

A film copyrighted before 1964 would have to have its copyright renewed to still be under copyright. If there is no renewal on file at the Library of Congress, then the film is public domain.

The Library of Congress only keeps records of copyrights not the lack of them.